Your Vote Your Voice
We are an inspired youthled collective finding creative ways to practice democracy, encouraging civic participation and highlighting youth issues.
WHAT WE DO
As youth participation in formal democratic processes declines, youth and youth issues are increasingly left out of the political dialogue. We are creating and promoting events, online discussions and new media that is removing barriers to youth civic engagement. Connecting youth with community leaders and each other; amplifying our voices in this important conversation.
Being informed is essential in a democracy. We aim to shed light on our democratic history, present and future. By understanding our democracy, we can use it to make society better.
A healthy democracy requires participation. It’s about more than voting, it’s having discussions, taking part in community forums, staying informed, participating in activism and doing things that improve our communities. We will encourage, create and promote every spectrum of opportunity for youth to participate.
Some Facts about Canadian Democracy
- 38% of Young Canadians Voted in 2011
- 71% of Canadians are dissatisfied with Politics
- 60% of Canadians Voted in the 2011 Federal Election
- 25% of Young Canadians have contacted an Elected Official
TO YOUNG CANADIANS… I BELIEVE IN YOU. YOUR ENERGY, YOUR VISION, YOUR PASSION FOR JUSTICE ARE EXACTLY WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TODAY. YOU NEED TO BE AT THE HEART OF OUR ECONOMY, OUR POLITICAL LIFE, AND OUR PLANS FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.”